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Famous Prisoners of Wormwood Scrubs

by Stephen Wade

Wormwood Scrubs is Britain's most 'media-soaked' prison. Its celebrity inmates have provided the tabloids with many good stories, from Rolling Stone Keith Richards - banged up for drugs offences - to notorious...


Jewish American Literature since 1945: An Introduction

by Stephen Wade

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Air Raid Shelters of World War II: Family Stories of Survival in the Blitz

by Stephen Wade

This book features the design, creation and use of air raid shelters, including interviews with people who used them during the Second World War. The different types of bunkers/air raid shelters (both public...


Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in Doncaster

by Stephen Wade

Doncaster has world-wide fame as a railway town. For many years the name was associated with engineering, transport and of course coal. But there is a darker aspect to its history. The sinister side is explored...


Yorkshire's Murderous Women: Two Centuries of Killings

by Stephen Wade

The criminal history of Yorkshire has its share of nasty and brutal murders and the majority of these killers have been men. Statistics show that most homicides are men. But the records over the centuries have...


The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

by Stephen Wade

The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern...


Passion for the Park: A Leeds Education

by Stephen Wade

Passion for the Park is a celebration of the ordinary lover of the beautiful game, the dedicated lads who turn out week after week in the hope of beating another works or pub team. In Park Football the kit is...


A Thief in the Night

by Stephen Wade

London, 1890: A group of seven amateur criminologists based at the Septimus Club in Piccadilly set out to investigate a series of mysterious crimes committed in the capital. Including a professor, a Lord, an...


Grimsby in the Great War

by Stephen Wade

Grimsby in the Great War is a detailed account of how the experience of war impacted on the seaside town of Grimsby from the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, to the long-awaited peace of 1918.

Grimsby and Cleethorpes...


Plain Clothes and Sleuths

by Stephen Wade

The detective is a familiar figures in British history, from the Victorian truncheon-bearing bobby to the undercover sleuth of the twenty-first century. But there is much in the history of our investigative...


The Justice Women: The Female Presence in the Criminal Justice System 1800-1970

by Stephen Wade

The first policewomen were established during the Great War, but with no powers of arrest; the first women lawyers did not practise until the early twentieth century, and despite the fact that women worked as...


Hanged at Lincoln

by Stephen Wade

Hanged at Lincoln gathers together the stories of criminals hanged at both Lincoln Castle Prison and HMP Lincoln on Greetwell Road between 1716 and 1961. The condemned feature here range from coiners and forgers...


Square Mile Bobbies

by Stephen Wade

Square Mile Bobbies is a history and casebook of the City of London Police between 1839, when the force was first established after general recognistion that London was not being policed effectively, and the...


Lincolnshire Murders

by Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade is a crime historian with a special interest in regional murder cases. He has lived in Lincolnshire for over thirty years, and for these stories he has investigated the legal contexts, contemporary...


Jane Austen's Aunt Behind Bars

by Stephen Wade

The collected essays explore the lives of several writers in Georgian and Victorian Britain, in terms of their knowledge and experience of prison life. This book focuses on the lives of the writers themselves,...


A Victorian Somebody: The Life of George Grossmith

by Stephen Wade

In the 1880s, George Grossmith was the dazzling comic star of Gilbert and Sullivan's immensely popular Savoy operas. London theatregoers waited excitedly for the next production, knowing that George would be...


Victoria's Spymasters

by Stephen Wade

Covering the lives and achievements of five English intelligence officers involved in wars at home and abroad between 1870 and 1918, this exceptionally researched book offers an insight into spying in the age...